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Thank You, Thank You Very Much!

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on August 31, 2008
Posted in Awards  | 9 Comments


Wendy at Books ‘N Border Collies and gautami tripathy at Reading Room have both nominated me with this cool award. Thank you both so very much, it’s an honour!

There is only one rule for this award and it is to pass it on to seven other bloggers. Only seven huh? That’s tough.. I’ll give it a try:

Wendy at Caribousmom
John at The Book Mine Set
Marg at ReadingAdventures
Jen at Devourer of Books
Nicola at Back to Books
Jan at Jottings from Jan
Kailana at The Written World

Congratulations to all of you! It was ver difficult to pick just seven! Thanks to all of you bloggers who make a effort to comment. Every little comment I give to other bloggers and receive brings me a ray of sunshine.

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See How Anne Announced the Sweetsmoke Winner, Me

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on August 31, 2008
Posted in Contests  | 4 Comments

Anne at Reading, Writing, and Ranting hada contest to give away an autographed copy of this wonderful sounding book. To read the first chapter, go here. To find out more about the book and the author, please click on the book, which will bring you to David Fuller’s website.

From Amazon:
“Cassius, a secretly literate slave on a Civil War–era Virginia tobacco plantation, is determined to track down whoever killed his mentor and surrogate mother, Emoline Justice, a free black woman.”

This is how Anne announced that I was the winner, so much fun!!

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Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on August 28, 2008
Posted in Books Read 2008CanadaHistorical Fiction  | 16 Comments

A Story within a Story





In Northern California teenage sisters Claire and Anna live with their father and work the family farm together with Coop, a boy who is brought into the family from a neighboring farm. Very quickly this family shatters. To say why, would be to give away a spoiler. So, sorry dear readers my lips are sealed!

I will say that we do follow all three characters into their adult lives. Anna becomes a writer of biographies, which brings us to the second half of the book. She writes about the life of turn-of-the-century French poet named Lucien Segura. There was also another story within the story.

This book is about the past, loss, and passion.

To be quite honest, at times I had trouble following along. I wasn’t always sure what family I was reading about until I read further. Then I would catch up and follow smoothly along until it happened again.

I didn’t dislike this book, but I do think it would have been better written as three short stories. I just didn’t see the connection. That said, Ondaatje’s descriptions of both landscape and characters were amazing.

3/5

Also reviewed by:

The Bluestocking Society

Note to my fellow bloggers who also reviewed this book: If you would like me to link your review at the bottom of my review, please leave a comment with the link to your review.

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